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Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

Cuenca, Spain
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what a cool old town!

A photographers dream, old houses, crazy angles, lots of street art. Also check out the nature... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jplapis
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Columbus, Ohio
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Perched on top of a mountain, the old part of Cuenca is quite something. There are several routes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mabinho
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Seville, Spain
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“walled town” (11 reviews)
“hanging houses” (27 reviews)
“plaza mayor” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cuenca, Spain
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"walled town"
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"hanging houses"
in 27 reviews
"plaza mayor"
in 18 reviews
"train station"
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"the river"
in 13 reviews
"on foot"
in 5 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 4 reviews
"iron bridge"
in 4 reviews
"casas colgadas"
in 10 reviews
"art galleries"
in 3 reviews
"perched high"
in 3 reviews
"eating places"
in 3 reviews
"tourist office"
in 7 reviews
"up hill"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"amazing views"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A photographers dream, old houses, crazy angles, lots of street art. Also check out the nature trail by the river, under the bridge to the Parador, if you like flowers and birds.

Thank jplapis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched on top of a mountain, the old part of Cuenca is quite something. There are several routes up - including a bus route. We preferred to walk up on the opposite side of the gorge and then enter the town via the high iron...More

Thank mabinho
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you arrive early you could visit this town in a day . We had 2 days and spent most of the second day sampling the local food and wine. The roads are very steep . There is a bus service available to get to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending three days in the very busy city in Barcelona, it was refreshing to be in the small town of Cuenca. It was not only enjoyable to be able to walk without having to worry about pick pockets but the old homes and the...More

2  Thank Roy_Goods
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is an historic walled city perched on top of a mountain about 2 hours drive from Madrid. There are lovely views of the valley and surrounding areas. it is a pedestrian area so lots of up and down hill walking. There are not many...More

Thank Carlo B
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

It’s a old and fancy city,and lots of cliff,also a very high and long St.Polo bridge! A very valuable city to visit! People are nice nice and friendly ,my friend list her Mobil phone(i 6)on the mine bus from Toledo to Cuenca,and we find it...More

Thank bio0033
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Cuenca is not yet "overloved" as some other places in Spain. It may resemble other places in Spain and Europe, but it still has its own charm. Part of that is just the simplicity of the place. I recommend, if not driving, paying for the...More

2  Thank stonewithnomoss
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a day visit but wouldn't stay any longer, lot to see but it's all walking, largely up hill and narrow streets so be prepared. Tip if arriving on the high speed train from Madrid or Valencia it's quite away from the old...More

2  Thank Dunc59traveller
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We didn't enjoy Cuenca old town. very steep streets, not much to see. Best view is on the way out of town. Vaunted Hanging Houses unimpressive.

1  Thank cordyroy
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

If your coming to Cuenca purely to see this & hanging houses & have seen old walled cities & hanging houses in Italy I wouldn’t bother. Be aware it’s very steep. The new city below is dirty & has lots graffiti even in the better...More

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joannehartwell
July 6, 2017|
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Response from smudger190764 | Reviewed this property |
Thats the easiest way and will take about 10 minutes to the centre of old town! You can carry on going uphill for another 10 minutes though!
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dafajua
March 30, 2016|
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Response from andnobodyknows | Reviewed this property |
The hill only goes in one direction. So if you start at the top it will all be downhill from there. We started at the footbridge near the parador and took a trail through the valley that ended at the top of the old city... More
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coreco
July 18, 2015|
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Response from Raquel S | Reviewed this property |
Friday/Saturday only.
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